June 20 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Vets are appealing to find a loving home for two blind springer spaniels found wandering alone in woods near Norwich.
The pair, named Oscar and Daisy by their fosterers, were found in Horsford Woods this week by walkers, who took them to the RSPCA before being taken to Companion Care Vets, in Costessey, for checks.
Trish Bacon, 50, from Poringland has been fostering animals for the past seven years and was contacted by the practice to look after the pair.
And partner Kim said he was not surprised when he returned from a business trip to find the new additions to the family.
Angela Savoury, 44, head nurse at the practice, said the whole experience would have been very traumatic for the dogs, and would like to either find their owners if they have escaped – or find a them a loving home.
She said the brown and white dogs were so timid when they arrived that they could not walk from the van to inside the building, and she estimated them to be four or five years old.
Angela said: “They are in good health and are clearly well trained, but because they are blind a kennel environment wouldn’t work for them.
“They are so beautiful and well-natured, but now they are looking for a permanent home – and really the most important thing is to keep them together.”
The duo were looked after at the practice while the team tried to find a temporary home for them.
Foster carer Trish said the pair loved affection, snuggled up to each other and were not affected by her own pets.
But she added their blindness could be problematic as they often bump into each other or furniture.
She said: “We named the girl Daisy because I’m always saying ‘oopsy Daisy’ when she bumps into things.
“But I wish they could talk and tell me what’s happened to them.
“Because they’re blind their hearing is very sensitive, so I think a quiet home would suit them best.”
Companion Care said they would be happy to give some classes to the new owners to help get the pair settled in successfully.
If you think you can provide a home for Daisy and Oscar then telephone the Companion Care Vets on 01603 513100.
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